Big Sky Search & Rescue

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BSSAR is a not-for-profit community organization staffed by a dedicated group of volunteers. When called out through the Gallatin County Dispatch Center (911) we provide our expertise and equipment under the direction of an Incident Commander; usually a Sheriff’s Deputy. In Montana the Sheriff’s Department is responsible for all backcountry rescues. BSSAR is one part of several Gallatin County SAR Teams. Our primary response area is the Gallatin and Madison Ranges of southwest Montana. We frequently assist other Gallatin and Madison County teams, and they help us. We also assist other agencies and counties when requested.

Learn more at bssar.org »
Photos courtesy of the Big Sky Search & Rescue website.

Funds Appropriated

2019 / $25,000
2018 / $33,000
2017 / $16,000
2016 / $35,000
2015 / $31,000
2014 / $15,400
2013 / $12,000
2012 / $10,000
2011 / $52,200
2010 / $14,700
2009 / $121,950
2008 / $240,270
2007 / $19,275
2006 / $18,540
2005 / $10,780
2004 / $19,350
2003 / $21,735
2002 / $18,000
2001 / $15,160
2000 / $6,500
1999 / $7,000